Earlier this month, Brisbane singer/songwriter Tiarne unveiled her latest dreamy track, ‘Flora’. A song about ‘understanding how trauma has ultimately affected the way a person handles their relationships’, the delicate and minimalist track is a haunting, beautiful and honest piece of music. We spoke with Tiarne about her songwriting, what it’s like to bear her soul through music, and her dream dinner party.
With so much new music and so little time, we’ve decided to put together a playlist of some of the best releases from the past week. Featuring a series of mini reviews, we’re offering a little deep dive into some new music, all in one place. Take some time for yourself this weekend with LIKE VELVET Music’s Weekly Rewind Playlist. This week, we’re featuring Bootleg Rascal, Liyah Knight, ekkstacy, Robert DeLong, SILT, Witching Hour and Catherine Aria.
Sydney five-piece Jackie Brown Jr have followed the release of their latest track ‘Happy (you wanna be)’ with a confetti-filled, prop-laden video clip. Matching the cheerful and contagious energy of the track itself, the fast-paced clip will get your feet moving, your smile widening and your insides bubbling over with happy liberation. Take this as your cure to the midweek slump – it’s guaranteed to spark some fun in your day.
LASHES (a.k.a Ballarat local Yohanna Bright) has released an emotive track about the unrequited love that sometimes stems from friendship. ‘Heavenly’ is a song that is fiercely passionate and awakens your senses. Instead of retreating under the crushing weight of someone else’s decisions in a soured fling, LASHES is reflecting on the impressions left behind.
Crossing into the realm of baroque-pop, the dark and moody debut track from Victorian singer/songwriter Tia Tamora has allowed her to quickly assert her grasp on her own brand of ‘Australian Gothic’. ‘Picnic’ immediately throws the listener off guard, as maniacally laughing birds intertwine with a haunted kind of merry-go-round tune. We invite you to get to know Tia Tamora a little more as she tells us about her dream dinner party and the trends she wishes never went out of style.
Ethereal Tasmanian singer/songwriter Nuria has created a stirring and vivid composition in her latest track ‘Closer’ which is premiering exclusively on LIKE VELVET Music today. Continuing to evoke a sense of fantasy against soul piercing beauty, Nuria’s heavenly songwriting is becoming bolder and thunderously spectacular.
Spanish-born and Sydney-based, ANGE is crafting her neo-soul style with emotive pop and sparkling synths. Her latest track, ‘Antidote’ is an ode to unrequited love and is steeped in a slow and sensual glow. Effortlessly moving between Spanish and English, the romance of the Latin language only bolsters the mystique and flirtatiousness of the song to create a weightless, dreamy composition.
‘Rebecca Black Was Here’ marks the triumphant return of one the most recognised pop culture figures of the past decade. Since her debut at the age of thirteen back in 2011, Rebecca Black has travelled a long and winding road to get to where she is today. Taking back control of her own narrative and redefining her space, the singer/songwriter/queer creator, has launched a vivid and sonically diverse six-track project that shows remarkable musical growth and an exciting future.
Sydney singer Abby Fuller has released a funky shower of sunshine in her latest track, ‘Good Mood’. It’s a lively song with a simple message – use the good times to recharge so that you can shine your light through the dark times too. With an R&B/chunky funk crossover that absolutely pops and a rolling chorus that forms one juicy hook, Good Mood lingers long after it has ended.
Victorian duo Square Dance Caller (a.k.a brothers Mick and Brendan Etherington) have taken a heightened rock approach to their debut track ‘Swimming Pool’. It’s a refined production full of uncomplicated elements, drawing on both classic songs and modern indie rock influences. The result is an unforgettable tune that’s a little bit dreamy, a little bit dark, and a whole lotta dirty.